This is annoying as hell. The country is sacrificing it's science potential to help industry which doesn't care about the future beyond the next quarter. And because we are sacrificing the science potential, we are guaranteeing that this cycle will continue because there will be nobody in Canada doing the groundwork needed to create the future.
I've suggested it before. Screw industry. If they won't put the resources they need to innovate and compete with those who do, well, let them die. Let the strong - the innovative, forward thinking companies - take over the landscape. That is the way that free market economies are supposed to work.